Former foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, Julius Strauss has intimate knowledge of the Balkans and its ethnic, religious and national tensions. Strauss first traveled to Balkans as a freelance photographer during the Serbo-Croatian and Bosnian wars. In 1996, Strauss moved into a flat in Sarajevo, where he covered the aftermath of the Bosnian War, the war in Kosovo and finally the overthrow of Milosevic. At the Alaska World Affairs Council, Strauss spoke on Independence for Kosovo: Why the west chose to support the move and what it means for relations with Russia.
- CLICK HERE to view the photographs from Julius Strauss’ presentation (March 14, 2008)
- Julius Strauss website
- Balkans region map
- Kosovo ethnic map
RECORDED: March 14, 2008 at the Hilton Anchorage
AIRED ON KSKA: March 21, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
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